Infrastructure

Two more needle boxes like this one on Franklyn St. will soon be installed to help clean-up downtown Nanaimo
Two more needle boxes like this one on Franklyn St. will soon be installed to help clean-up downtown Nanaimo Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Nanaimo council tackling downtown safety concerns

By Ian Holmes
June 20, 2017 - 4:17pm Updated: June 20, 2017 - 8:25pm

NANAIMO — City council has approved a short-term plan to address social disorder concerns in Nanaimo's downtown core.

The $45,000 interim strategy to improve public safety is designed to run through September and could be implemented within two weeks.

An LED streetlight, like the ones which may soon brighten up Nanaimo streets.
An LED streetlight, like the ones which may soon brighten up Nanaimo streets. Pixabay

City hears mostly positive feedback on switch to LED streetlights

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
June 16, 2017 - 5:30pm Updated: June 18, 2017 - 1:55pm

NANAIMO — A brighter future is expected for late night commutes in Nanaimo.

The City of Nanaimo held an open house to hear community thoughts and concerns about having brighter LED streetlights.

Described by many as Nanaimo's jewel, multiple plans surrounding the waterfront are being formed.
Described by many as Nanaimo's jewel, multiple plans surrounding the waterfront are being formed. Dominic Abassi/NanaimoNewsNOW

Waterfront walkway survey draws huge response, finds overwhelming support

By Dominic Abassi
June 12, 2017 - 9:13pm Updated: June 12, 2017 - 10:07pm

NANAIMO — There's overwhelming support for a continuous waterfront walkway and the City of Nanaimo needs to avoid delays and get working on it right away.

Seaspan Ferries ULC CEO Frank Butzelaar expanding on their enhanced Duke Point facility at a Monday morning news conference.
Seaspan Ferries ULC CEO Frank Butzelaar expanding on their enhanced Duke Point facility at a Monday morning news conference. Seaspan Ferries

New $44M terminal 'reinforces Nanaimo's position' as shipping hub

By Ian Holmes
June 12, 2017 - 2:06pm Updated: June 13, 2017 - 6:41am

NANAIMO — A sizeable capital investment in Nanaimo is a sign of confidence in the local short-sea shipping business, according to a major industry player.

Road crews will be at the Rutherford and Nelson Rd. intersection for the rest of the summer, guiding traffic as construction on a new roundabout begins.
Road crews will be at the Rutherford and Nelson Rd. intersection for the rest of the summer, guiding traffic as construction on a new roundabout begins. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Traffic delays start due to $2.3 million Rutherford Rd. roundabout construction

By Spencer Sterritt
June 7, 2017 - 4:35pm Updated: June 8, 2017 - 6:00am

NANAIMO — If you drive through the Rutherford and Nelson Rd. intersection, your commute is about to grow longer.

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